Looking to buy a hard drive, take a look at the following article on hard drive reliability by Backblaze.
Summary: Looks like HGST has the lowest failure rate
In 2015 we ran 56,224 hard drives in our datacenter. In this post we review the reliability of the Seagate, HGST, Toshiba, and Western Digital drives.
Source: Hard Drive Reviews: Update on 2015 Hard Drive Reliability
University of Southhampton has developed a glass disc technology that can store data up to 13.8 billion years!
See the following article from The Verge:
5 dimensional glass
MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) is a new wi-fi standard that might revolutionize how wi-fi is used. The standard allows routers to hold conversations with multiple devices using different streams at the same time. Unlike the current method in which the router is time sharing the data stream with multiple devices. See the following article from Digital Trends:
What is MU-MIMO?
Intel and Micron announce the all-new 3D XPoint storage technology that promises to be a thousand time faster than existing NAND Flash memory.
Will this technology completely changes the storage landscape in the near future?
Source: Intel, Micron debut 3D XPoint storage technology that’s 1,000 times faster than current SSDs – CNET
With all the big players involved in container ecosystem behind the Open Container Project, will this become the standard for portability amongst the cloud service providers?
More information from the following article from TechCrunch:
Docker, CoreOS, Google, Microsoft, Amazon And Others Come Together To Develop Common Container Standard
Intel has announced the Thunderbolt 3 standard which uses the same connector as USB 3.1, i.e. the USB-C connector. Will this become the best of both worlds and the de facto standard in the future?
See the following article from neowin:
Intel introduces Thunderbolt 3: Twice the speed of Thunderbolt 2
Image charging your mobile phone in minutes instead of hours it usually takes and extending the life of the battery at the same time! Nucleus Scientific has revealed a solution that can revolutionize the battery technologies, see the following article from Techcrunch:
Nucleus Scientific Launches To Revolutionize Batteries
HTTP/2, the next major change to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, has been formally approved by the IESG (Internet Engineering Steering Group). HTTP/2 is based on Google’s SPDY/2 protocol which should enable faster page loads in the future web based on the HTTP/2 standard. See the following article from Neowin for details:
HTTP/2 standard has been finalized, paving the way for a faster Web.
Do you use Chrome as your browser and sometimes found it’s taking up lots of memory. This can happen when you have many tabs opened because by default Chrome uses a separate process for each tab. Use the following trick from gHacks Tech News to configure Chrome to use less memory by using the same process for the same site.
Save memory in Chrome by using one process per site – gHacks Tech News.
Thinking of purchasing a hard disk for backup? Check out the hard disk failure comparison below from backblaze.
What is the best hard drive?